2021: New Hope

To suggest that 2020 has been anything other than short of most people’s expectations might be a lie. We started the year with COVID-19 initially plaguing regions of China, but before we knew it had begun its spread far and wide. Now as we close out the year there have been 83 million infected and... Continue Reading →

Slowly, opening up

The island state of Western Australia looks to be opening up after almost eight months closed due to COVID-19. Whilst we’ve fared so much better than others around the world, we’ve taken a more hardline stance to protect ourselves which has actually seen our economy the strongest in the nation. Today, our premier announced we’re... Continue Reading →

COVID & WFH: Will this drive change?

In Australia, working from home is a relatively new concept within the workplace. It’d be fair to say employers view the concept likely view the concept of their employees working from home with a measure of distrust, concerned they might not undertake their duties as fully as if at work. Then came COVID, and suddenly... Continue Reading →

Call to see the doc

I’m thinking for many of us that 2020 is looking like being a less than stellar year. For some it has led to fear and uncertainty about their employment, or perhaps a business they own and those they employ within. For others, COVID-19 has been a diagnosis directly impacting upon their health, or worse still,... Continue Reading →

Welcoming return from hibernation

Today, some businesses in Western Australia returned post-COVID-19 to open their doors, even if only in a limited capacity as some restrictions do still apply. One venue, Dôme café, I and many others have eagerly awaited its return as our home coffee machines just aren’t the same. It’s great bit by bit seeing more and... Continue Reading →

When do I LSL?

I’ve worked for the same organisation now just over twenty-two years, where has that time gone? In that time my long service leave has just banked up, I just never took any, never really knew what I wanted to do with it. Suddenly I had almost 25 weeks when work announced they needed to recalculate... Continue Reading →

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